28 Nov 2017

Report: Government Websites Are (Somehow) Getting Worse

“About 91 percent of federal websites failed a tech-focused think tank assessment incorporating speed, accessibility and security, and more of them failed a load-time test, compared to last year.” Source: Report: Government Websites Are (Somehow) Getting Worse – Nextgov.com

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27 Nov 2017

Internet restriction in Cameroon’s Anglophone region hitting 60-day mark

“The internet cut in Cameroon’s restive Anglophone regions is entering the 60th day according to activists tracking the shutdown.” Source: Internet restriction in Cameroon’s Anglophone region hitting 60-day mark | Africanews

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27 Nov 2017

US officials not told Russia tried to target personal emails

“The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, The Associated Press has found.” Source: US officials not told Russia tried to target personal emails

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22 Nov 2017

Senate Bill Seeks $1.8 Billion for DHS’ Cyber Mission

“The first draft of a Senate appropriations bill, released Tuesday, commits $1.8 billion for the Homeland Security Department’s cyber operations wing, basically matching funding levels in the House version of the bill.” Source: Senate Bill Seeks $1.8 Billion for DHS’ Cyber Mission – Nextgov.com

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22 Nov 2017

Iranian charged in HBO hack as Congress weighs nuclear pact

“The Justice Department on Tuesday charged a part-time Iranian government hacker with infiltrating HBO and trying to extort the company, a move that comes amid allegations the charges were rushed to bolster President Donald Trump’s case against Tehran.” Source: Iranian charged in HBO hack as Congress weighs nuclear pact – POLITICO

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21 Nov 2017

Here’s how NATO is preparing for cyber operations

“It’s been more than a year since NATO declared cyberspace an operational domain of warfare akin to air, sea and land and while the alliance is still working its way through the practical implications of this pronouncement, behind the scenes leaders have taken a series of steps to fortify NATO’s cyber operations.” Source: Here’s how NATO is preparing for cyber operations

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21 Nov 2017

Amazon Web Services Announces Secret Cloud Region For CIA

“Amazon Web Services unveiled a cloud computing region for the CIA and other intelligence community agencies developed specifically to host secret classified data.” Source: Amazon Web Services Announces Secret Cloud Region For CIA – Nextgov.com

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21 Nov 2017

Hackers attack Sacramento transit system and demand $8,000 ransom

“Computer hackers directly attacked the Sacramento Regional Transit system computers this weekend, erasing data and threatening to do more harm if SacRT doesn’t pay them one bitcoin, now worth about $8,000. The attack erased parts of computer programs on the agency’s servers that affect internal operations, including the ability to use computers to dispatch employees and assign buses for routes, chief operating officer Mark Lonergan said.” Source: Hackers attack Sacramento transit system and demand $8,000 ransom | The Sacramento Bee

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17 Nov 2017

Britain cyber chief says Russian hackers are targeting critical infrastructure

“Britain’s cybersecurity chief says Russian hackers are targeting the country’s telecommunications systems, media and energy networks.” Source: Britain cyber chief says Russian hackers are targeting critical infrastructure

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17 Nov 2017

Kaspersky Software Found at 15% of Federal Agencies

“About 15 percent of federal agencies had Kaspersky Lab software running on some of their computer systems before the Homeland Security Department banned the Russian anti-virus in September, a top department official told lawmakers Tuesday.” Source: Kaspersky Software Found at 15% of Federal Agencies – Nextgov.com

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